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Today's News

  • UPTON; 'Much more than hardware'

    For many years, large, looming, chain home improvement stores have carried away customers from the original businesses that started it all.

    But some have withstood the test of time.

    Established in 1977, Jones Do It Best Home Center, as it is called today, has played a role in Upton history.

    Ralph Jones, the son of the store’s founder, Harvey Jones, recalls Upton in its heyday.

  • UPTON; Upton's racing legend: Ralph Jones

    The roar of an engine and the in-flight-feeling Ralph Jones got as he sped his way to the finish line is only part of his story.

    Jones started racing at the Bonnieville Speedway on a dirt track.

    “There was a guy named L.C. Duncan, had a 1950 Plymouth and wanted to know if I wanted to drive his car, and I did, and it started from there,” said Jones.

    In 1963, Jones started racing regularly on small tracks and at fair races while he was still attending college.

  • 2011 Lawsuit 'Hell is Real'

     HARSTON v. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET

    Jimmy HARSTON; Norman Cottrell; and Bill Sullivan, Appellants v. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET, Department of highways Appellee.

    Jimmy Harston; Donnie Kimbro; and Brenda Kimbro, Appellants v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, Appellee.

    Nos. 2010-CA-000615-MR, 2010-CA-001124-MR.

  • UPTON; George Upton offered an acre to anyone who would build a house

    Upton, Kentucky, straddles two county lines: LaRue and Hardin. It’s divided – in general terms – by U.S. 31-W and Interstate 65.

    Many of the addresses associated with Upton are closer to the Hart County line than either of the home counties.

    Edward Upton, who was the son of a Revolutionary War veteran of the same name, founded the town in 1812.

  • Band
  • Camp Invention
  • Wimoth wins 2013 Sweepstakes Award

    Madison Wilmoth is the winner of the 2013 Sweepstakes Award at the LaRue County Fair. The Sweepstakes Award goes to the 4-H member who earns the most blue ribbons in the 4-H Division in Floral Hall.  

    Madison earned 10 blue ribbons. Her fair projects were from five different divisions including arts, photography, sewing, foods and home environment.

    She will have four entries that will advance to the Kentucky State Fair in August.  Her photography exhibit in the single photo, personal interest category will be judged at the State Fair.

  • Elijah Thomas participates in School for the Arts drama class

    The Kentucky Center hosted more than 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts took place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 23 to July 13.

    Elijah Thomas of LaRue County High School took part in drama classes.

    During their three-week stay, 222 student artists from 48 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.  

  • School Calendar -July 24, 2013

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day

    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    ALES
    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES
    Kindergarten events

  • Exploration leads to discovery at Kids Crew

    Children at Kids Crew Plus have been busy “Exploring our World” this summer.

    That’s the theme of the day care operated by LaRue County Schools at the district’s central office in Hodgenville.

    The 30 children, ranging from three to 12 years old, have visited several area sites, including Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace in May.

    “In June the children began learning about historic Bardstown,” said Denise Rose, program director.